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New curatorial group hosts one-time-only retrospective event

Missed the retrospective on Bubble Bitching? Sorry. The exhibition is not coming back. The Sorry, Elon University’s one-night-only curatorial club produced an exhibition and kick-off party titled “(Almost) 10 Years after Bubble Bitching”. BB, as it was known, was a fake news broadsheet similar to The Onion. It skewered everything from ARAMARK to Elon students … Continue reading

Dave Barry brings the laughs, coupled with sharp insight

More like a comedian than a college lecturer, Dave Barry peppered his trademark irreverence with simple insights into life, love and the college student experience. The 2011 Fall Convocation and 11th annual Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture was unlike anything seen at Elon University in recent years. Barry was a columnist for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005 with … Continue reading

Elon alumnus positively rock n’ rolls

When Chris Hendricks was young, doctors told him he would never walk. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 4, a neurological condition that affects muscle function. The messages from his brain to his legs are disrupted, limiting his mobility. Around the same time, Hendricks said, he began singing. It was a love of … Continue reading

Elon student to play major role on ‘Glee’

Many television news sites are reporting that recent Elon student Grant Gustin has signed on to play a new character on the hit FOX series “Glee.” TVLine reported on the evening of Sept. 27 that Gustin will play Sebastian, a singer from the fictional Dalton Academy that sets his romantic sights on Blaine, played by … Continue reading

Campus event promotes diversity coupled with unity in post-9/11 world

Ten years after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2011, Elon University students Rachel Stanley and Mason Sklut can think of no better response than to engage in open, honest dialogue with people of differing backgrounds. A joint effort from Stanley, president of Elon’s Hillel and Sklut, service chair of Elon’s Better Together interfaith organization, as … Continue reading

Amuse Yourself! Podcast 9/6/11

Check out the first-ever Arts and Entertainment podcast! I talk about upcoming events at Elon University and the Hopscotch Music Festival this weekend in downtown Raleigh.

New law requires waiting period, counseling for abortion

Echoing a national trend, North Carolina lawmakers voted to require waiting periods and other stipulations before a woman can get an abortion. N.C. Senate Bill 769, also called the Woman’s Right to Know Act, was vetoed upon initial state congress passing but was overridden in the General Assembly this summer. The bill will become law … Continue reading

Community on the Commons starts the school year off right

New and returning students alike got their first taste of Elon at the annual Community on the Commons cookout. Spray paint art, a rock wall, cornhole, volleyball and classic carnival games like Plinko and ring toss kept the crowds entertained through the post-hurricane humidity and heat. Jointly hosted by the Student Union Board and Orientation, … Continue reading

Planning week prepares professors for students’ arrival

The week before move-in weekend found Elon students wrapping up summer jobs, scrambling to collect last-minute dorm necessities and savoring the last free moments before coming back to the campus. At the same time, professors were on campus preparing for the upcoming school year. Planning week found university faculty in meetings, events and orientation sessions. … Continue reading

Limelight Records, SUB host first ‘Rock The Lawn’ music festival

The sunlight faded across West Lawn on Elon University’s campus as the first Rock the Lawn concert began. Rock the Lawn was hosted by the student record label Limelight Records and SUB. “We’d heard of things that Limelight had done in the past and thought it was a cool idea because they support student performers … Continue reading

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